Janus renderings

Talking the Janus asteroid mission with SpaceNews.com

Jan. 27, 2023

Dan Scheeres was interviewed by SpaceNews.com on progress and setbacks with the Janus asteroid probe mission. Scheeres, a distinguished professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is the the principal investigator for the project, which was planned to launch two probes on asteroid rendevous missions...

Space Command Logo

CU Boulder joins academic partnership with U.S. Space Command

Jan. 11, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected as a United States Space Command Academic Engagement Enterprise member. The new national program is designed to expand collaboration and academic exchanges between universities and U.S. Space Command. “They’re engaging with top universities in the country to have two-way communication; how Space...

Lakshmi Kantha

Kantha interviewed by NBC News on hurricane measurements

Oct. 3, 2022

Lakshmi Kantha was interviewed by NBC News for a new piece on the category system used to measure hurricanes. Kantha, a professor emeritus in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is an expert in ocean-atmosphere interactions and their implications to long term weather and climate. The...

Jay McMahon

McMahon interviewed for national story on DART

Sept. 27, 2022

Associate Professor Jay McMahon was featured in an article on NASA's DART mission, which successfully crashed into the asteroid Dimorphos yesterday. The piece, in the Christian Science Monitor, was written ahead of the collision. It outlines goals of the mission as an experiment for future planetary defense from asteroids. McMahon,...

Members of the Experimental Aerodynamics Laboratory team.

Epic year for aerospace research funding at CU Boulder

Sept. 22, 2022

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder had another big year for research funding, bringing in nearly $48 million in awards. The fiscal year 2022 number totals $47,834,766. It is the...

Artist's depiction of the DART spacecraft about to slam into the asteroid Dimorphos.

NASA is about to intentionally crash a spacecraft into an asteroid. This engineer will be watching

Sept. 22, 2022

On Monday just after 5 p.m. Mountain Time, a NASA spacecraft called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is set to crash and burn—on purpose. The spacecraft is aiming for a pair of asteroids orbiting around each other millions of miles from Earth: Didymos, which measures about a half-mile across,...

The Aerospace Building

Smead Aerospace #6 in US News Rankings

Sept. 14, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science gained a spot U.S. News and World Report ’s Best Undergraduate Engineering rankings this year, coming in at No. 17 among public institution peers. Six degree programs in the college also earned top 20 spots in the engineering specialty rankings and Best Undergraduate...

Jade Morton

Morton honored by American Geophysical Union

Sept. 13, 2022

Jade Morton has been announced as the recipient of the 2022 American Geophysical Union Space Physics and Aeronomy Richard Carrington Education and Public Outreach (SPARC) Award. The SPARC Award is presented annually to a senior scientist for significant impact on the public’s understanding of space physics and aeronomy through education...

The waning gibbous Moon is pictured above the Earth's horizon as the International Space Station above the Atlantic Ocean.

CU Boulder lands $5.5 million Air Force project to advance orbital and AI research

Aug. 23, 2022

A team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is embarking on a major research project that will advance our understanding of orbital mechanics and monitoring, artificial intelligence, and hypersonics. Led by Marcus Holzinger, an...

Hanspeter Schaub

Schaub elected chair of Smead Aerospace

July 6, 2022

Professor Hanspeter Schaub is the new chair of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Schaub was elected chair by the Smead Aerospace faculty. He succeeds Brian Argrow, who is stepping down from the position after five years of service. “I’m...

Pages